EDHEC and Capgemini Consulting: a partnership based on success
Capgemini Consulting has renewed its partnership with the EDHEC MSc in Strategy & Organisation Consultancy.
For several years now, the international consulting firm has benefitted from the knowledge and innovative ideas of EDHEC MSc in Strategy & Organisation Consultancy students. Capgemini Consulting has been co-building and delivering this MSc along with EDHEC’s professors since 2009.
Each year, over 100 students come to train and equip themselves for the challenges posed by the fields of consulting and corporate transformation strategies. These are strategically important fields in a world of ever-accelerating change in which agility is a key competency for businesses.
The programme combines tuition in theoretical concepts with practical work based on experience: case studies are used to place students in consulting situations where they are positioned opposite “clients” and asked to construct coherent, executable and ambitious solutions. “Interaction and exchange between students and professional practitioners are core components of our programme” explains Christine Coisne, Director of the MSc in Strategy and Organisation Consultancy.
The programme’s success is founded on the two partners’ genuinely convergent aspirations: “The programme has become a treasure trove of ideas which Capgemini Consulting and EDHEC mine in order to share their know-how and knowledge for the benefit of students”, declares Sébastien Morel (EDHEC 2004), an EDHEC Ambassador and Capgemini Consulting manager.
“Co-producing this kind of programme ensures we produce future consultants who have already got to grips with real business-world challenges during their studies”, continues Anne Guillon, EDHEC Business School’s Director of Corporate Relations.
The MSc in Strategy & Organisation Consultancy is also a breeding ground of talent for the School’s partner and one from which it recruits some 10-15 students a year. “EDHEC students are renowned for their enthusiasm, energy and entrepreneurial spirit, the very values that Capgemini Consulting cherishes ”, explains Sébastien Morel.